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Suspect in Amanda Blackburn’s Murder, Faces Charges in 2nd Fatal Robbery

December 30, 2015
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Suspect in Amanda Blackburn’s Murder, Faces Charges in 2nd Fatal Robbery

A man accused of killing Amanda Blackburn, an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife during a burglary, faces another murder charge in a second fatal robbery. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Tuesday, that 18-year-old Larry Jo Taylor Jr. has been charged with murder and robbery in the November 4 fatal shooting of Rolando Gonzalez-Hernandez. A...

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Congress Extends Tax Benefits

December 30, 2015
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Congress Extends Tax Benefits

On December 17, the United States House passed the Protecting Americans from Tax hikes Act or PATH Act. It prevents tax increases on millions of families and businesses by extending and making permanent several important tax provisions. The PATH Act provides $622 billion in tax relief by extending more than 55 tax provisions.  The PATH...

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Truck Driver Faces Charges in Paoli Bridge Collapse

December 29, 2015
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Truck Driver Faces Charges in Paoli Bridge Collapse

A historic iron bridge in the southern Indiana town of Paoli has collapsed when a semitrailer tried to cross it. Investigators say that the semi was carrying 43,000 pounds of water when the bridge gave way. The truck was nearly six times over the weight limit. The driver of the semi is facing charges...

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Indiana Adopting Electronic-Filing of Court Records

December 29, 2015
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Indiana Adopting Electronic-Filing of Court Records

Indiana’s top courts are moving ahead with adopting an electronic-filing system that state officials say will eventually give the public free access to online court records statewide. The Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals began offering e-filing in November. The Indiana Tax Court will follow in January. Attorneys using those courts...

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Fight Against Methamphetamine

December 29, 2015
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Fight Against Methamphetamine

Some Indiana police agencies say their fight against methamphetamine production would be helped by a proposed state law, that would require a prescription for a common cold medicine that is used to make the illegal drug. For several years, Indiana has been one of the top states with the most meth lab seizures by...

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Flooding Forces Road Closures

December 29, 2015
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Flooding Forces Road Closures

High water caused scattered road closures across Indiana following heavy rains, with officials warning drivers to watch for freezing rain in northern parts of the state. The National Weather Service says light freezing rain fell Monday morning in the South Bend and Fort Wayne areas. It issued a freezing rain advisory for the northern...

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Franklin County Turns Down Grant Money

December 29, 2015
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Franklin County Turns Down Grant Money

Franklin County commissioners applied for a federal grant to install new road signs that would warn drivers to slow down for upcoming curves and other road hazards. The county was awarded $100,000 for having the most reported off road accidents in Indiana. The state wide average is 54%, but Franklin County’s is at 76%....

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Reds Trade Chapman To Yankees For 4 Players

December 29, 2015
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Reds Trade Chapman To Yankees For 4 Players

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Walt Jocketty today announced the acquisitions of 3B Eric Jagielo, RHP Rookie Davis, 2B Tony Renda and RHP Caleb Cotham from the New York Yankees in exchange for LHP Aroldis Chapman. Jagielo, 23, was selected by the Yankees in the first round with the 26th pick overall of...

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Watermelon Drop will start Bicentennial year

December 28, 2015
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Watermelon Drop will start Bicentennial year

The eighth annual New Year's Eve Watermelon Drop in Vincennes will also be the first 2016 Bicentennial event.

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Deadline Extended for MLK Contest

December 28, 2015
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Deadline Extended for MLK Contest

Indiana students in grades 9-12 are invited to enter in the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art, Writing, and Mixed Media Contest.

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CASA Training @ Souttheastern IN YMCA
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